Category Archives: Sunday is Coming!

A brief reflection on the coming Sunday’s scripture reading written by the 2 Bald Pastors.

Sunday is coming! “Jesus brings the fire” Luke 12:49-56

“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled.” (Luke 12:49) How often do we describe the work we do (whatever it is) as “putting out fires?”  It seems we often have misapplied … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! ELCA Churchwide Assembly 2019: Highlights so far…

Normally I write a little blurb on the coming gospel reading to get ready for Sunday morning. This week I want to do something a little different. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is meeting for Churchwide Assembly in … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “The one thing that can make all the difference” Luke 10:38-42

“There is only need of one thing.” (Luke 10:42a) If we are honest, it seems that most of us would probably side with Martha rather than Mary at this dinner party with Jesus. We know well from our lives that … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “The surprise of the scum sucking loser” Luke 10:25-37

“But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity.” (Luke 10:33) There is an edge to this parable we often overlook in our hearing of it. We have come to know … Continue reading

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Sunday is Coming! “The all too familiar wrong mission of the church (a parable)” Luke 10:1-11

“Go on your way. See I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.” (Luke 10:3) [DISCLAIMER – This is a parable – a story about something relatable to tell a wider truth. I’m not looking for … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “3 Reasons not to follow Jesus” Luke 9:51-62

“I will follow you wherever you go.” (Luke 9:57) “Following Jesus”sounds like a faithful things to say. It is a much more difficult thing to do. Jesus gives us three reasons not to do it. Reason 1. Security. Jesus says, … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “All that you need to know” John 16:12-15, Holy Trinity Year C

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:12-13a) Sometimes we are not ready to hear what we need … Continue reading

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